Tour Bus Accident In California Injures 52

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Posted on 22nd August 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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There were 52 people hospitalized Thursday when a tour bus on its way to a casino in California turned over after a two-vehicle crash, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20130822/52-injured-in-tour-bus-crash-on-210-freeway-in-irwindale

The accident happened at 10 a.m. on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale, Calif. According to authorities, the bus driver made an unsafe lane change, hitting a Hyundai Elantra driven by a 21-year-old San Diego woman, the Valley Tribune reported.

The bus then went off the highway to the right, and overturned. In the wake of the accident, 52 people were transported to local hospitals — including a near half dozen by helicopter — with 36 having minor injuries, 11 moderate injuries and five with more serious injuries, according to the Valley Tribune.

The tour bus was operated by the Da Zhen Travel Agency, based in Monterey Park, and was on its way to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

The charter bus company had a satisfactory rating from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which Da Zhen officials told the Valley Tribune was the highest rating available.

Nonetheless, Da Zhen had been cited for unsafe driving in June, and inspections of its buses at one point led to two dozen violations. But those citations didn’t seem to be especially heinous or dangerous.

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